Originally Posted by George Anderson
Joe was comparing the Imus incident which college basketball players were called names and got their feelings hurt to a mass murder incident in Virginia. If someone called me a bad name or a friend of mine a bad name I would be able to go on with my life without a hitch, if someone murdered me or someone on the same campus as me then that would rock my world to a severe degree.
For Joe to compare the aftermath of name calling to the aftermath of mass murder is just nutty.
If someone called you a name, would a media circus ensue? I'm not saying Joe's comparison is completely apt, but those girls had their whole worlds rocked (rightly or not). Getting back to normal after that type of disruption was his point, not that being called a name is the same as losing classmates in a firestorm.